Monday, October 18, 2010

Wish Granting Tree

This is a very popular belief in most of India and especially South India where people or should I say devotees come and tie a piece of cloth, a written piece of paper or a small thread to a tree that is either near or inside a temple.

It is believed that such actions enable their wishes to come true. A lot of variations can be found in this concept, but the underlying belief is that of ‘faith’ in the almighty. For example, there are trees that are supposed to be lucky for matchmaking, while others help in education or career or bearing an offspring.

I spotted such a tree inside the Arapaleeswarar temple campus that is situated in the Kolli Hills of Tamil Nadu, India.

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